Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi on Thursday reiterated that it was her job to defend Florida's ban on gay marriage.

Judges in four counties have struck down Florida's constitutional amendment limiting marriage to opposite-sex couples. On Thursday, a federal judge concurred.

(Related: Federal judge strikes down Florida's gay marriage ban.)

Marriage equality supporters have mounted a campaign asking Bondi and Republican Governor Rick Scott to abandon their defense of the ban.

And while nine attorneys general have decided against defending similar bans, Bondi has insisted that she's simply doing her job.

“I know reporters want to hear me answer a question so I'm going to answer it in front of all of you,” Bondi said before an audience organized by the Palm Beach County Republican Party.

“You're hearing things in the paper about the Defense of Marriage Act. When I was sworn in as attorney general, the ­37th attorney general of the state of Florida, I took an oath. I took an oath to defend the Constitution of the state of Florida.”

“Six years ago by over 62 percent of the vote, the voters of this state put [the ban on same-sex marriage] that into our Constitution. That is part of the Constitution, which I am sworn to uphold. I challenged it and I will continue to challenge it.”

“And just so you know [U.S. District Judge Robert] Hinkle ruled against [the state ban] today but did grant a stay.”

“We have a separation of powers in our state. I am not the judiciary. I am not the person to make that decision. The courts are. I am a member of the executive branch. I'm not a lawmaker. I'm not a member of the legislative branch. This needs to be decided by the United States Supreme Court.”

“We want finality. There are good people on both sides. We want finality. That's what we need. The U.S. Supreme Court's going to hear this. They are going to make this determination. And if you hear that I have criticized people personally, I have not. I never will. This is me doing my job as attorney general. And I will continue to do that and if anybody wants me to moderate my message or stand for less I have a message for them: I am just getting started.”

Later, in response to a reporter's question about her Democratic rivals who oppose the ban, Bondi said: “All I'm going to say is I put my hand on a Bible and I raised my right hand and swore to uphold the Constitution of the state of Florida.”